I beat Darius with the Ford GT. The Corvette is very nice, but it handles terribly at full speed. It's like I am driving on a sheet of ice. All it does is slip and slide and spin out.
The muscle cars are better for drifting. I use Mustangs for drifting, even if I am representing Exotics or Tuners.
I have Cross' Corvette in Bonus cars and I love drifting it. That car drifts like a dream. I would like to see a NFS game where I race Cross (and he needs a first name) and get that car in career mode. I love its paint scheme also. --- Video Games ruined my life. Good thing I have two extra lives.